La Plume de ma Tante

La Plume de ma Tante

This is a silly little song I wrote in May 2015 inspired by the phrase 'la plume de ma tante' (my aunt's quill), which apparently appeared in old French language textbooks as a illustration of how the letter a is pronounced in different words in French.


La Plume de ma Tante

Refrain
Où est la plume de ma tante ?
Dis-moi si tu sais où elle est.
Je l'ai vue ce matin je pense,
Mais maintenant elle a disparu.

Ce n'est pas sur la chaise de mon oncle,
Et ce n'est pas sous la table non plus.
Ce n'est pas dans le piano de mon grand-père,
Et ce n'est pas dans le seau de ma sœur.

Refrain

Ce n'est pas dans le frigo de mon frère
Et ce n'est pas dans sa poche non plus
Ce n'est pas dans le manteau de ma grand-mère,
Et ce n'est pas entre le marteau et l'enclume.

Refrain

Ce n'est pas derrière la dinde
Et ce n'est pas au-dessus du dromadaire
Ce n'est pas dans la piscine de mon papa
Et ce n'est pas dans le nez de ma nièce.

Refrain

My Aunt's Quill

Chorus

Where is my aunt's quill?
Tell me if you know where it is.
I saw it this morning, I think,
But now it has disappeared.

It's not on my uncle's chair,
And it's not under the table either.
It's not in my grandfather's piano,
And it's not in my sister's bucket.

Chorus

It's not in my brother's fridge
And it's not in his pocket either.
It's not in my grandmother's coat
And it's not between the hammer and the anvil.

Chorus

It's not behind the turkey,
And it's not over the dromedary.
It's not in my dad's swimming pool,
And it's not in my niece's nose.

Chorus

Here's a recording:

The expression entre le marteau et l'enclume, which literally means "between the hammer and the anvil", is the French equivalent of the English expressions 'between a rock and a hard place', and 'between the devil and the deep blue sea' - i.e. in a difficult situation.


Songs I've written

The Elephant Song | When you get to jiggit | Chaos | Winter | Everyday adventures | Hints of Blossom | A Panda in a Poncho | Plinkin Plookplooks | Spollagyn son tey | How many? | A Gnu in My Shoe | The Ballad of the Wug and the Cra | A Hen in My Hat | La Plume de ma Tante | Ukuleles On The Shore | Echoes on the Tongue | Dardledumdue

Other songs


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